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August 28, 2014 | NPR · For the first time, researchers have tracked the spread of Ebola, almost in real time, during an outbreak. The virus is quickly changing its genetic code. But it's unclear what the mutations mean.
 
August 29, 2014 | NPR · French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to fix the country's economy, which is overburdened by regulation and failing a generation of young people. He's also facing calls for austerity.
 
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August 29, 2014 | NPR · Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.
 

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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Government

Aug 27, 2014 — Today, we talk to smart, thoughtful people about times they got things really, really wrong.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Nearly 80 percent of all the U.S. currency in the world is in $100 bills. But some people want to get rid of the bill altogether.
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Aug 8, 2014 — Today on the show, how a bankrupt city is dealing with the most basic of problems — how to get people to pay their bills.
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Aug 6, 2014 — On today's show, we look at a huge, often overlooked, surprisingly interesting corner of the tax code: The Earned Income Tax Credit.
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Aug 1, 2014 — A half a billion dollars. A Harvard professor. And, maybe, the end of campaign finance as we know it.
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Jul 30, 2014 — Today on the show: Why most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. And why Uganda is trying something different.
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Jul 18, 2014 — On today's show, how something as simple as a sandwich sales tax ends up a complicated list of definitions, exemptions and confusion. And what that tells us about the tax code in general.
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Jul 16, 2014 — Today on the show, how a New Hampshire hotel filled with boozing economists saved the global economy.
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Jul 9, 2014 — Today on the show, we talk to two guys who say we should get rid of patents. If someone has an idea, anyone else is free to steal it.
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May 28, 2014 — A recent report out of Europe says that Germany is doing really well. And says that doing really well can actually be a big problem, if you're on the Euro.
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